How are athlete’s foot and ringworm related?

Same thing. Both are terms for a fungus infection of the skin. Different terms refer to different locations in the body...
Yes. The so-called "ringworm" is a fungal infection. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection on the foot. So indeed athlete's foot is ringworm on the foot.

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I have ringworm and athletes foot. What can I do to cure it?

Anti fungal. These are two common names for a fungal infection known as tinea. Tinea can be caused by different funguses. You may try an over the counter anti fungal cream twice a day for 2 wks but if it is not resolving within a week, you should see md for prescription treatment. Read more...

How do you distinguish athletes foot from ringworm? What's the best way to relieve dry, itchy feet?

Same. Athletes foot is a type of ringworm on the feet. As opposed to the scalp, groin, r somewhere else. Topical antifungals creams such as lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin, or undecalynic acid will treat athletes foot- dry scales. Read more...
Athletes foot. And ring worm are both caused by fungus. Dry skin can be treated with a good dry skin cream. Read more...

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes. Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. Read more...

Will the antifungal cream for athletes foot work on ringworm of the body?

Likely. The fungus that causes athletes foot is often the same found in the body, groin and scalp. Follow the directions as indicated on the label for the prescribed time period. If it does not work, or your symptoms worsen seek medical attention. Read more...

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

All are similar. Fungal infections, based on appearance or location. Those are the common names for the infections that are otherwise pretty much the same. Read more...
Yes. All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. Read more...

Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

All are similar. Fungal infections, based on appearance or location. Those are the common names for the infections that are otherwise pretty much the same. Read more...
Yes. They are all fungus and hence can all be treated with an antifungal. I woul advise washing hands though prior to applying the medication on the different body parts. Read more...

I am a custodian at a school. I work in the athletic dept. What can I do to protect myself from things like Staph infections, Athletes foot & ringworm?

Protection. Wear disposable plastic gloves to prevent. Infection. Read more...
Soap and Water. Perhaps you are misinformed but bacteria and fungus and all sorts of bugs live around you everywhere, not just at the gym you work at. Your skin is a good barrier. Wearing gloves when the dirt is thick or liquid is always wise. But, remember keeping good hygiene. Washing with soap and water routinely through the day is a good health practice to have. Read more...